Phaeolus schweinitzii
Increased sunlight may account for the bright orange
coloration of this dye polypore growing in an urban
setting (Indiana University campus).
See Phaeolus schweinitzii at
Fungi Growing on Wood
Dyeing wool with Phaeolus schweinitzii
A dye pot with wool. -The
mushroom is gently boiled and
removed before wool is added
to the dye infused water.
The dye polypore produces a
golden-yellow color.
This handsome specimen was about 15 inches
(40cm) across. Pore surface bruises brown.
The dye polypore at different stages of development.
Often found with pine trees. A parasitic fungus
that consumes the wood of living trees.
This is a rain-soaked example of Phaeolus schweinitzii
found in June. Note how the mushroom has grown
around a poison ivy leaf, incorporating it into itself.